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Zimbabwean and a Kuwaiti referred for trafficking in human beings

KUWAIT CITY, June 9: Director-General of the General Department for Residence Affairs Major-General Talal Ma’arafi has referred two women — a Zimbabwean and a Kuwaiti — to Public Prosecution for trafficking in human beings, reports Al-Anba daily.

According to reports, the Zimbabwean works for the maids recruiting office owned by the Kuwaiti. The Zimbabweans are reportedly promised between $750 and $1,000 when they are hired and promised lucrative jobs but end up receiving nothing more than KD 70 after they arrive into Kuwait and are forced to work as domestic servants and some are even reportedly forced into unpleasant jobs.

Rumours rejected: Retired Major General Abdul-Fattah Al-Ali denied the rumor that he has been appointed as Chairman of the Demolition Committee in the Council of Ministers, reported Al Qabas daily. In a statement to the daily, Al-Ali clarified, “No official decision has been made on my appointment to the post of chairman of the Demolition Committee, and no one from the authorities has informed me about that.” He added he is currently in USA and he will return to Kuwait by the end of this month.

Woman kills herself: An unidentified 30-year-old Indian woman is said to have ended her life by hanging herself to death using a cloth, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily added, this is the first suicide case in the month of Ramadan. According to reports the woman, who worked as house cleaner, was mentally disturbed due to poverty. The remains have been referred to Forensics.

Road closed: The General Traffic Department (GTD), in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Works, announced the temporary closure of the exit of Abdullah Al-Mejren Al-Roomi Street in Shamiya, going towards Jahra Motorway. In a press statement, the department explained the closure will pave way for the completion of telephone and electricity connections as part of the ongoing Jahra Motorway development project. The department said the exit will be closed starting from 2:00 am on Friday until 7:00 am on Sunday. It then advised the motorists to use the u-turn before the exit to Jahra Motorway and an alternative exit from Asmaa Beint Abi Baker Street to Jahra Motorway.

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